Stay Where You Are and Then Leave
Then, while shining shoes at King's Cross Station, Alfie unexpectedly sees his father's name - on a sheaf ...more
Mesmo nas cenas mais simples, esse livro não perde a oportunidade de passar uma mensagem de otimismo, amor e igualdade. Adorei <3
In this wonderful children's story, Alfie's determination to locate and rescue his beloved father leads him on a heartfelt and eventful adventure. While secretly working as a shoeshine boy to help his mother put food on the table during WW1, the nine year old lad discovers an important clue regarding his father's whereabouts and plans a secret mission resulting in his fir...more
Alfie Summerfield discovers on his fifth birthday that his father is going off to war, World War I to be exact, and will return when the war is over, before Christmas. That time before Christmas lasts for more than four years. He was told by his mother that the reason why letters didn't come in through the mail was because he was on a secret mission, but to Alfie, all he could translate this to was that he was dead.
It wasn't unt ...more
Alfie and his family live a pretty uneventful life. All he wants to do is ride the milk float with his father. Then his father does something that changes their life forever. He volunteers to be in the war.
This setting is probably what interested me in the most. If you know about The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, you'll know I pretty much cried when I saw the movie. So naturally I had to pick this one up. I liked reading about th ...more
Alfie Summerfield was just five years old when Wo ...more
Few books have left a greater impression than The Boy In The Striped Pajamas did and years after reading it, I still get goosebumps thinking about it. I decided I would read Stay Where You Are & Then Leave because I was eager to see how John Boyne would tackle World War One. Though Boyne's latest novel isn't as memorable or unique as The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, it still has a lot going for it.
Alfie's character is beaming with innocence and he d ...more
Ο μικρός Άλφι θα θυμάται για πάντα τα πέμπτα γενέθλια του καθώς ήταν η μέρα που ξεκίνησε ο πόλεμος, η μέρα που άλλαξε για πάντα τη ζωή του.Καθώς τα χρόνια περνούν ο Άλφι μαζί με τη μητέρα του τη Μάρτζι ...more
the story is told from the point of view of Alfie who is 9. His father went to war and never returned and he can't quite fathom what happened to him because his father insist he isn't dead. Alfie helps out his mother by working as a shoe shine a few days a week and whilst doing that he finds a clue as to where his father might be and decides to investigate further.
I must admit I was never a huge fan of boy in the striped p ...more
I read a lot of books. I always have, but since I started blogging I must read more than ever. Due to the volume I read some books are read, enjoyed and quickly forgotten (I also have a terrible memory). Some books linger in the memory for a little longer, for whatever reason. And then there are a small minority of books that take hold of your mind or your heart (or both) and simply refuse to let go. I read Stay Where You Are And Then Le ...more
Lo que nos cuenta. Alfie cumple cinco años el mismo día que el Imperio Austro-Húngaro le declara la guerra a Serbia y empieza oficialmente la Primera Guerra Mundial. Georgie, su padre, pronto se alistará voluntariamente y pensando que la guerra no durará mucho tiempo. Cuatro años después, Alfie no tiene claro que ha sido de su padre, la familia pasa penalidades y el muchacho ha visto cosas que no tiene muy claro cómo interpreta ...more
The books (the ones I have read of his) are similar in the way that they are all narrated by a young boy, however this book focuses on World War I, whereas the other two focus on WWII. Even though that is the main diffe ...more
This same coworker also disliked When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, so maybe we just agree to disagree on certain literary topics. Which is very cool; lately I've been having "discussions" on Goodreads with people who refuse to see a viewpoint other than their own, and who cannot fathom how something offensive can, you know, offend people.
But back to the boy in the pajamas. I thought it packed quite a p ...more
Sejak bab pertama, gue sudah yakin ini akan menjadi cerita yang mengharu biru. Apalagi tokoh utamanya ...more
The protagonist was a boy who grows from 5 to 13 during the course of the narrative and his narrative perspective is fresh, raw, real and innocent. Set in the time of First World War, it doesn't document the war but the consequences of it on the lives of people, lower middle class, seldom-wanting-to-change kind of people. The changes it brought to the people o ...more
If you X-rayed me right now, you would see shards of my heart all over my chest. So before beginning this review, WARNING!: YOU WILL BE EMOTIONALLY TRAUMATIZED BY THE HANDS OF A PAPERBACK!
I love history. It's something that surprises people for some reason. I might not know everything about history but I love knowing more about it. There is the appeal of the unknown. So I guess that is one of the reasons why I picked up this book from the libr ...more
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He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where he won the Curtis Brown prize. In 2015, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by UEA.
John Boyne is the author of nine novels for adults and five for young readers, as well as a collection of short stories.
His nove ...more